tv WLWT News 5 at 600 NBC March 20, 2016 6:00pm-6:30pm EDT
>> that tee shot -- >> and there is that attitude coming through again. it's been a good week indeed, but will that bogey be the one that costs him? we go back to the tee at 18, and jason day is in command, as you said, johnny. >> he is. going with the 3 wood. if he can put the ball on the fairway, he can actually play sort of a safe shot, roger. >> you've got to hit it. they're cheering for him. i don't know. so many guys hit it right on 18 when they're nervous. >> add them to the list. >> and that is only one out of players that hit the greens from over there. one out of 18. >> that might be a break, actually, if it's trampled down where they've been. >> it's possible. >> that lands well right of the gallery row.
hit on 18 with the back right hold location. that's like saying i've got no chance. >> so here is troy merritt, two double bogeys on his card and a last. >> probably going to make birdie and win it outright. short hitter. >> that would be appropriate, wouldn't it? >> yeah. hit the fairway, troy. >> in the middle. >> a little idaho special right down the middle. >> got all these bombers out here taking charge in arnie's court. troy merritt is slowly picking them apart, but he trails jason day by one. jason day, looked like he really had it, put it on the rough at 18. but on the previous hole, this is what got him to the 17 under number.
next he's being surprised by pga tour pro brandt snedeker and becoming his caddy for a hole. carry the bag for me for a hole. no way, really? yeah, come on! oh really, that's awesome! if you have a mastercard, you could get a priceless surprise. from the unexpected to the unforgettable. get in baby, get in. woo! that's unbelievable. aaflllaak! aaflllaak! you told me he was good, dude. yeah...he stinks at golf. but, he was great at getting my claim paid fast. how fast? mine got paid in 1 day. wow. that's awesome. is that legal? big fat nooo. t in just one day, p we process approve and pay. p
there's his baby, wyatt, who has no idea what's happening, just thrilled to see dad, as he continues to wait for his first pga tour win. we go right back out to the right rough and get a report on jason day's lie, roger. >> a little bit of a fluffy lie, but boy, this is the area where the traffic has trampled down the grass, makes this thing much simpler. but going at the hole, johnny, is really out of the question. he is going to have to negotiate and hit it over the water, really, to get it on the green if he can and get it to stop before the back bunkers. i think it's a bit of a fly or lie myself from 195. >> yeah. like i said, as far as hitting the green in regulation from the right rough, 119 on the weekend. but not many guys hit it far enough right to be in the trampled-down area. so you really have been fortunate. and of course, we saw him on number 9, it looked like he was
this high towering shot within a foot of the hole. it's a similar kind of shot. >> yeah, i mean, that's a pretty good-looking lie. that looks like somebody teed it up. >> this is a very good break to be in this situation over here. but the whole thing is how the ball comes out of the grass. if it comes out landing softly, you know, it's really an outstanding break. but if it comes out shooting, that's a different story. >> i don't think it's the kind of lie that you would come up short and go on the rocks or the water. >> i hit it 276, the tee shot. >> if it goes in that back
he's a great bunker player. >> we've seen more than a few balls buried. day fortunate there. so here is the other third party still in this thing, troy merritt, at 16 under. >> absolutely. he's got the shot, that high fade with a fade of hole location, he could just steal this tournament with a perfect shot here and a birdie, with day maybe not getting up and in. >> got 187 left to the hole. >> look, roger. >> oh! >> a heartbreaker. an absolute heartbreaker. just flared it out.
instead of folding, that elbow just stayed out in front of him. >> and another example, again, of some of the shots that were coming out on the practice tee earlier today. and a costly miss at the worst possible time for troy merritt. and arnie saw it all unfold. and, again, merritt, the very first tournament that he's played in of arnie. never met arnold palmer as we send you down to mark rolfing. >> thank you very much, dan. as we watch this unfold, kevin, there. what is going through your mind right now? >> you know, i survived. that was kind of the goal of the week for me, not feeling well, was just to get in 72 holes, and i did. and to have i achance to win, that's all i can ask for. i feel like i handled myself really well. i'd love to have the tee shot back on 18, but, you know, hopefully i'll get that chance. we'll see what happens here with jason. >> this attitude adjustment sort of that you've made, all smiles all day, looking at the bright
did that really help carrying you through what had to be a tough round out there? >> yeah. you know, i just -- i don't have any energy to waste. you know, getting upset or getting down, you know, that's wasted energy. so for me, it was trying to find the positive in everything and really enjoy the walk out there and look people in the eyes and get to enjoy the fans and their reactions. >> regardless of the outcome, congratulations. great performance. >> thank you. >> kevin chappell continues the agonizing wait. and merritt is about to hit his fourth. we said it a long time ago, we continue to say it every year, this 18th hole just has a huge par seemingly every year in this tournament. good and bad. >> right here. >> it's from 140 now. so hard to keep your attention
good shot. >> and that's what merritt was trying to do, become the first since robert gomez to win this tournament in his very first try. so up comes jason day. we will get a report on this bunker shot from roger and how difficult it is. but we've seen his boyhood idol so many times through the years pull off birdies to win here at bay hill. and as we talked about earlier, jason day has gotten closer and texted tiger a lot for advice on how to put away tournaments, how to handle yourself as one of the top ranked players in the world, and there's the good lie. it's a long bunker shot, but
from winning this tournament, up and down gets it done at 17 under. >> that definitely was a poor second shot with that good break on the lie. long bunker shot, the average shot from there, roger, 15 feet from the hole? 12 feet from the hole? >> 12, 10 feet, i would think. the good news about this, johnny, if you hit it the right distance, that's the issue everything wants to feed to where that hole is. you know, you throw it up there on the left side of the green, it wants to get over there toward the hole. and i think the key is just -- you know, i can say, hitting it the right distance, really, to get yourself a makable putt. >> yeah, if he can knock it in there inside six feet, my hat is off for him. there's no doubt about it. there's a lot of pressure here. he has not, as, dan, had his best stuff, especially tee to green the last couple days, not
greens in regulation. pieces of advice that tiger gave him. if you don't have your "a" game, figure out another way. but just get it done. and an up and down here will get it done. >> he's got to aim at the em dge of that bunker i would think, and let it kick right and spin right a little down the hill a little bit. >> made great contact. >> where's my hat? i've got to tip it.
>> and if he can cap this one off for par and the title, it would just be a microcosm of what he's done a lot this week. >> and he knows this is one of the great bunker shots of his career. people are loving it. he could make par here after the birdie at 17, that would be really strong. >> kevin chappell watching it all unfold on the monitor. knowing that jason day from that distance right there could prevent him from breaking through for the first time on the pga tour. while we have a moment, remind you of next week on tour, huge event. another world golf championship. first ever at austin country club in texas for the wgc-dell match play. and then the tour also at the puerto rico open beginning
time on golf channel. so now just two alive for the title. just a short time ago, troy merritt was right there. before the water, second at 18. >> still focused, though. he'll probably wake up in the middle of the night tonight, thinking, what did i do? >> you've really got to dig deep in these situations after you've just had your heart kind of broken. they're still playing for a lot of serious money. >> moves right all the way. >> can you see a sort of classic putt when guys are really nervous.
merritt did it. just sort of quit on it and leave the face open short right. >> or if any kind of adrenaline you had thinking you had a chance to win is just drained by watching the second go in the water. this will not be a day that troy merritt will soon forget. incredible magic all day long to stay in it till the end. and with one swing of the club, he takes himself out of it. >> great week for him, though. >> so jason day is this par putt away from winning for the eighth time in his career. and after the historic season last year, truly proving that his game is in shape even though, again, it hasn't been his "a" game. but with a masters looming, a place that chappell would like to get to with a victory. >> it's a fast little putt, but it's not -- not much breaking
it really doesn't break much. maybe right-center or something. >> yeah, or right edge depending. >> -- but what there is will be to the left. >> inside the hole for sure. >> it would be doubly satisfying, getting a win where his boyhood idol won so many times, and winning at arnold's place. and in the end, it is jason day who emerges from the pack and wins the 2016 arnold palmer invitational.
but it took the last putt at the end to cross the finish line and give him his eighth pga tour victory. what another sunday at bay hill. jason day by one over chappell who will continue the wait for his first pga tour title. stenson, three back along with troy merritt. so the fedexcup standings up to the minute. adam scott remaining on top. and the rest of the top ten as we send you down to steve sands. >> dan, thank you. jason, tiger woods won this tournament eight times. he was your boyhood idol. arnold palmer's event. what does it mean to be the champion right here at bay hill? >> it means the world. i mean, i had a text from tiger this morning. i mean, i just ground it out today. it wasn't the best day that i had, but just to be able to get it done when i wasn't quite on. >> congratulations. go enjoy your family. >> thanks, mate. cheers. >> dan? >> the family making another winning appearance with jason
event. and if you missed any of today's action, can you get caught up with "golf central." and currently on golf channel, you can watch the pga tour champions. tucson conquistador's classic. and join us next week for the wgc-dell match play. coverage starts wednesday at 2:00 on golf channel, continues saturday at 2:00 on nbc. coming up next except on the west coast, your local news. then tonight on nbc starting at 7:00 eastern time, it's "little big shots" and "the carmichael show" followed by the premiere of "crowded," an all-new "hollywood game night." for our golf channel on nbc crew, dan hicks saying so long from the bay hill club and lodge. jason day wins arnie's tournament. and when you win at the king's place at bay hill, the best is saved for last. a handshake with the king himself. jason day wins it here in
[captioning made possible by wlwt-tv] >> from cincinnati' s wlwt news 5 leading the way. courtis: tonight on news 5 at 6:00. a local kentucky hiker dies after falling from a cliff. the vigil held to remember the victim. we have new information tonight about a young woman who died in a hiking accident, good evening im courtis fuller. she' s been identified as 22-year-old mary katharine stewart of kenton county. tonight she' s being honored for touching countless people' s lives. she is the daughter and stepdaughter of two of our former coworkers. wlwt news 5' s tammy mutasa in
vigil happening tonight for stewart tammy? courtis. reporter: her family and friends called her katie. she was a daughter, a twin sister, a senior at transylvania university . a 22-year-old who is being remembered tonight as one of a kind. investigators say stewart slipped and fell over a cliff at raven run nature sanctuary in lexington saturday afternoon. rescuers then tried to move her body using a boat but the boat capsized with six firefighters and the victim on board. the firefighters swam to safety and recovered stewart from the river. family friends tell us she loved taking nature hikes and raven run was one of her favorite places to go. tonight stewart' s classmates and co workers are holding a vigil. they say stewart had a crazy sense of humor. and an unmatched love for holidays, especially christmas. >> we are going to come here and remember her, to comfort people
a portion of the proceeds will go to her family. reporter: her classmates have set up a a go fund me page has been set up by her classmates to help her family. we will have more information on our website wlwt.com reporting live in the newsroom tammy mutasa wlwt news 5. courtis: developing now indian governor mike pence has ordered all flags at state facilities to be flown at half staff to honor a sheriff' s deputy killed in the line of duty. howard county deputy carl koontz died at an indianapolis hospital after being shot about 12:30 this morning. he and his partner, sergeant jordan buckley were serving an arrest warrant at a mobile home park when they were met with gunfire. both officers were wearing body armor. koontz had been a deputy less than 3 years. >> carl will be missed. we appreciate any prayers and support that anyone out there can give us because we really need the prayers of the people that we serve. courtis: the unidentified suspect was also killed in the gunfire.
stable condition and is alert. a prayer service was held today for a high school basketball team. after their bus was sideswiped as they made their way to a state semifinal game. a team coach was flown to a chicago area hospital. 20 students and 3 other coaches as well as the bus driver and team trainer were also taken to the hospital. they were all released. the coach' s injuries are not believed to be life threatening. police say another driver sideswiped the bus, after she spilled her drink while driving. and lost control. 27 people were on the bus. new tonight at 6:00 a portion of a building in over the rhine comes crashing down. it happened in the 1200 block of walnut street. near 13th. this was the scene this afternoon just before 1:30. now you can see the side of the building crumbled to the ground. luckily there were no injuries . we'
abandoned. police have arrested two men in a robbery at a goshen township smoke shop. they responded to smokes and things on dick flynn boulevard just before 7:30 last night. investigators say 36-year-old walter feiler pretended to buy an item. but grabbed cash from the drawer when the employee opened it. police say 39-year-old bryan hilderbrant served as the getaway driver. both are charged with robbery in clermont county. a six hour standoff in lexington is over and a 17-year-old boy is now in police custody. officials say the boy was arrested and charged with robbery and assault after a shooting at a shopping mall. a 19-year-old was shot in the leg at the mall. the standoff happened at a lexington area apartment complex the boy was taking into custody -- taken into custody around 7 this morning. cincinnati' s certified most
erik: welcome to the first day of spring. we saw quite a bit of sunshine out there. for most of the afternoon we had clouds moving through. temperatures right now 43 degrees. winds out of the northwest at 12 miles per hour. today we only made it up to 45 degrees. our average the time the years 55. in loveland. 41 hillsboro. 44 degrees and dates phil. we are caught between two storm systems. they are spinning around portions of tennessee. they will spin away down to the south. some snow is expected for places like new city, boston. but for us, we' re seeing gradually clearing skies here. things are looking pretty quiet
your forecast tomorrow starting off at 27 degrees. by the afternoon will come -- come close to the 50' s. futurecast showing tonight, clearing skies. temperatures will drop. we will see a chilly, frosty strop -- start to your monday. overall not a bad day. on tuesday, it will be one of the nicest days as we get quite a bit of sunshine. temperatures in the 60' s. on wednesday, clout start to build in. -- clouds start to build in. tomorrow afternoon, will make it to a high of 49. your seven-day forecast, agency temperatures warming into the 60' s for tuesday and wednesday. by thursday, 70 degrees is possible. by the afternoon, a storm will cool things off. easter weekend is looking pretty mild. courtis: xavier is an action
reporter: they have a matchup with seven seed wisconsin. that game is set to thought that 8:40. hopefully they would win and they would advance to the sweet 16 taking on notre dame. courtis: that was a great game two. that is all the time we have for you now. this is an abbreviated newscast. nightly news is coming up. we will see you back here tonight at 11. until then, have a great evening.
this customer is running to get her deposit in today. too late. branch is already closed. but she could make the atm. still won't beat the cutoff time. really? at huntington, with atm and mobile deposits, you have up till midnight. we call it all day deposit. midnight? what are you, a bank or a convenience store? i've got to make a deposit! you go, girl! she's got no chance. deposit hours that make sense for you, not the bank. welcome to huntington, one of money magazine's
on this sunday night, historic visit. president obama in havana symbolically opening anigh era in u.s. relations with cuba as some carry on the fight against a still repressive regime. trail of violence at donald trump's campaign events. we speak to a protester who found himself being punched and kicked. distracted driving may have caused a crash that toppled a school bus carrying a high school basketball team. remarkably everyone survived.